Alzheimer’s & Behavioral Disorders
It is the company’s goal to maintain the independence, functionality and security of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia while they remain in the familiar surroundings of their own home and with their loved ones. All our staff is specially trained to understand and address the special requirements of those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer`s and Dementia. Before services commence, one of our Registered Nurses, in consultation with the patient’s attending physician and family members, will visit the home or facility from which the patient is being discharged, to develop a comprehensive plan of care. Additionally, members of our team, including Medical Social Workers, are there to support and assist in coordinating needed community resources. In conjunction with family members who may be active participants in the patient’s care, our primary goal is to help the patient attain his or her highest level of well-being. Once services commence, periodic home supervisory visits are conducted by Registered Nurses to assure the services are being provided in accordance with the established plan of care, and to ensure customer satisfaction.As the symptoms of Alzheimer’s progress, the person becomes more emotionally fragile. At first, there may be the sense of grief and dread that accompanies the awareness of having a progressive,terminal illness. During this early stage of the disease, caregivers can promote the patient’s sense of wellbeing by providing emotional support and by helping to maintain familiar activities and social contacts. Eventually though, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is forgotten and the ability to be rational fades. Logical thinking can no longer be used to help alleviate fear and confusion. As problems with memory and judgment increase, the patient becomes more vulnerable to accidents and injuries. Problem behaviors develop that place the person at increased risk of getting lost or getting hurt. Caregivers must hone communication skills and make changes to the home environment in anticipation of the problems of mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease.